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How to Install A Hydraulic Hose? [Complete Hydraulic Hose Installation Guide]

The hydraulic hose is used to install on the hydraulic equipment for the hydraulic project, and then you need to install a hydraulic hose.

Let’s drive in this hydraulic hose installation.

How do you install a hydraulic hose? Follow the steps below to complete your hydraulic hose installation!

Before Installation

You need to be clear about something basically important before installing a hydraulic hose for your hydraulic project.

Here are some key factors you need to consider seriously before the hydraulic hose installation.

  • Hydraulic Length: The length of the hydraulic hose is the first factory you need to keep in mind because it is important to ensure your hydraulic project can develop fluently.

Please measure the hydraulic hose ahead of time, and get to know the accurate length of a hydraulic hose. And then you can prepare a hydraulic hose with extra length. Longer is much better than shorter. You could cut off the extra part if you find the hydraulic hose is much longer than you really need, but whereas very troublesome.

Hydraulic Hose Installation Guidelines

Here are some important hydraulic hose installation guidelines you need to remember before installing a hydraulic hose. These schematic diagrams can tell you how to install hydraulic hose fittings in the correct way. At the same time, they are helpful for you to safely install hydraulic hoses for the hydraulic system avoiding the potential damages. 

hydraulic hose installation without twisting

The right way to install the hydraulic hose is that don’t twist the hydraulic hose, to position the hydraulic hose following its curvature. 

hydraulic hose installation with distorting

The wrong way to install the hydraulic hose is that the hydraulic hose is distorted like the fried dough twist. 

hydraulic hose installation upright

Please install the hydraulic hose upright, this is the right direction to position the hydraulic hose.

hydraulic hose installation horizontal

The wrong way for the hydraulic hose is to lay the hydraulic hose in the horizontal direction. 

hydraulic hose installation with larger bend radius

Please bend the hydraulic hose naturally, the actual radius is much larger than the minimum bend radius. 

hydraulic hose installation with smaller bend radius

There will be a embossment if the actual radius is much smaller than bend radius. A rasied part is harmful for the hydraulic hose protection. 

hydraulic hose 1.5d beginning right

Please ensure that the start point leaves at least 1.5 times of diameter to the ferrule.


If the curve radius is less than1.5 times of diameter to the ferrule, it will be much harder to bend the hydraulic hose. 

hydraulic hose suitable fitting

The right way to install the hydraulic hose is to use the proper hydraulic hose fitting, to leave the suitable bend radius. 

hydraulic hose not suitable fitting

Otherwise, the hydraulic hose will be screwed too tight, if you choose the wrong hydraulic hose fitting. 


Please remember to leave some extra space to keep away from the object, it is important to decrease the friction to protect the hydraulic hose pipe well. 

hydraulic hose subject contacting wrong

The wrong way to install the hydraulic hose closely to the object, is very dangerous to cause some potential problems. 


Please remember install the hydraulic hose with the bigger bend radius to avoid contacting the abrasive subjects directly. 


The sharp edges of the object will do damage to the hydraulic hose, to cause some problems, such as hydraulic fluid leaking, bursting and etc. 

Hydraulic Hose Trilogy for Installation

We also need to handle the hydraulic hose, before hydraulic hose assemblies. 

Here is the hydraulic hose trilogy for you to get to know:

1> Cutting Hydraulic Hose

You can use the hydraulic hose cutting machine, or hydraulic hose cutting saw to cut hydraulic hose, to get your desired length for your hydraulic hose project. So you’d better prepare a longer hydraulic hose pipe before the installing process because you can cut off the extra part. 

2> Skiving Hydraulic Hose

Then you need to use the hydraulic hose skiving machine to skive the hose. The hydraulic hose skiving machine is used to remove or shave the part of the hydraulic hose cover, and/or inner tube before attaching the hydraulic hose ends. This step is designed to get ready to assemble. And the skive hydraulic hose is less thick than a no-skive hydraulic hose, to match the hydraulic hose fittings well. 

3> Crimping Hydraulic Hose

The last step is to use the hydraulic hose crimping machine to crimp the hydraulic hose, and the hydraulic hose crimping is also important for the hydraulic hose installation. The crimping process is to connect the hydraulic hose and fittings together. 

How to Install Hydraulic Hose

Here is the complete guide on how to install hydraulic hose. 

Step 1: Select the Right Hydraulic Hose

Before the hydraulic hose assemblies, it is basically important to select the proper hydraulic hose for your construction project. 

Then you need to choose the right hydraulic hose fittings to match the hydraulic hose. The fittings are designed to connect the hydraulic hose together. 

Step 2: Measure the Hydraulic Hose

The next thing is that you need to measure the hydraulic hose to get the desired length for your hydraulic project. Things first, you need to be clear about the specifications of the hydraulic hose you plan to assemble, such as I.D, O.D, and length. 

You can use the tape to measure the length of the hydraulic hose and use the vernier caliper to get the diameter of the inner tube (ID), and outer cover(OD) of the hydraulic hose pipe. 

If you want to know detailed info about our hydraulic hose specifications, please walk to the detailed product page. 

And here is the formula below:

Overall Length – Fittings Cut off = Cut Hose Length

Step 3: Cut the Hydraulic Hose

And now it is time to cut the hydraulic hose after measurement, you can use the hydraulic hose cutting machine or hydraulic hose cutting saw to cut the hydraulic hose

Tips: Please cut the hydraulic hose square, laying the hydraulic hose vertical to the cutting tool. Becasue the slant cross section can’t fit the hydraulic hose fittings well. 

Step 4: Connect Hydraulic Hose with Fittings

Then you need to connect the hydraulic hose with fittings together. And you also need to skive hydraulic hose to decrease the thickness of the inner tube or outer cover to fit hydraulic hose fitting diameter if needed. 

Step 5: Crimp the Hydraulic Hose

The crimping process is to make hydraulic hose and fittings connect well, to swag the hydraulic hose. Here is many different swagging machines on the market, and you need to choose the one suitable for you. 

Step 6: Install the Hydraulic Hose to Hydraulic 

The last step is to install the hydraulic hose to the hydraulic equipment, such as trailer, crane machine, street roller and etc. You need to use the wrench to lock the hydraulic hose to the machine hydraulic line. 

Step 7: Check the Pressure

Don’t forget to check the pressure of the hydraulic hose after installation, to avoid some potential problems, such as hydraulic fluid leaking problem, hydraulic fluid bursting problem and etc. Please test the hydraulic hose under working pressure to see if it can work well. 

Tips: In order to protect the hydraulic hose pipe, you can wrap the outer cover of the hydraulic hose using the spiral hose guard or fire sleeve. The hose protectors can expand your hydraulic hose service life, up to 3-5 years in a hostile environment. 

Finally, if you have any other questions about the hydraulic hose installation, please feel free to contact us at any time. 

How to Install Reusable Hydraulic Hose Fittings

To install reusable hydraulic hose fittings, follow these steps:

1. Gather the necessary tools and materials: You will need a hydraulic hose, reusable hose fittings (consisting of a socket and nipple), a wrench, a hose cutter, and a hose crimper.

2. Cut the hydraulic hose: Measure and mark the desired length of the hydraulic hose. Use a hose cutter to make a clean, straight cut at the marked location. Ensure the cut is perpendicular to the hose.

3. Prepare the hose end: Remove any debris or burrs from the inside and outside of the hose end. It’s important to have a clean and smooth surface for proper installation.

4. Slide the socket onto the hose: Slide the reusable socket onto the cut end of the hydraulic hose. Make sure it is properly aligned and fully inserted, covering the end of the hose.

5. Crimp the socket: Use a hose crimper to compress the socket onto the hose. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific crimper you are using. The crimping process will securely attach the socket to the hose, creating a tight seal.

6. Attach the nipple to the socket: Slide the reusable nipple into the socket. Ensure it fits snugly and is properly aligned.

7. Tighten the fitting: Use a wrench to tighten the nipple onto the socket. Make sure it is securely fastened, but avoid over-tightening, as it can damage the fitting or the hose.

8. Test the connection: Once the reusable fitting is installed, check for any signs of leakage. Turn on the hydraulic system and observe the connection closely. If you notice any leaks, tighten the fitting further or recheck the installation steps.

It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific reusable hose fittings you are using, as installation methods may vary slightly. If you are uncertain or unfamiliar with the process, it is recommended to consult a professional hydraulic technician for assistance or to receive proper training.

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